Kenya

  • Kenya lose cricket ODI status after Scotland defeat 30-01-2014 10:31 PM

    Nairobi: Kenyan cricket suffered a double blow on Thursday following the national team's three-wicket loss to Scotland in their World Cup qualifier in New Zealand by losing their one-day international status. Kenya, once regarded as one of the strongest associate members of the International Cricket Council (ICC) needed to win...
  • ICC World Cup Qualifier: Smit steers Namibia to win over Kenya 17-01-2014 02:18 PM

    Wellington: An all-round effort from 18-year-old JJ Smit saw Namibia record a nail-biting two wicket victory over Kenya on day four of the 2015 Cricket World Cup Qualifier in windy conditions at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui, Friday. After restricting Kenya to 186 for eight, Namibia chased down the total with...
  • Tom Tikolo targets 2015 World Cup berth for Kenya 07-01-2014 04:14 PM

    Nairobi: The Kenya cricket team left for Christchurch in New Zealand in a buoyant mood, seeking to qualify for the 2015 ICC World Cup. It will be a hard task for the country, which is undergoing an overhaul of the sport, as they seek their sixth appearance in the World...
  • Steve Tikolo named as Kenya coach, replacing Robin Brown 12-12-2013 07:31 PM

    Nairobi: Former skipper Steve Tikolo has been named as Kenya's interim cricket coach, replacing Robin Brown, who stood down after the side's failure to qualify for next year's ICC World Twenty20 championships in Bangladesh. Zimbabwean Brown, who joined the team's coaching staff as director of elite development last year, tendered...
  • Three Indian-origin men among Africa's 50 richest 14-11-2013 07:03 PM

    Three Indian-origin men are among the 50 richest persons in Africa this year, according to Forbes magazine. Vimal Shah, Sudhir Ruparelia and Naushad Merali figured in the list with a net worth of $1.6 billion, $1.1 billion and $430 million respectively. Shah, who ranks 18th on the list, is chief...
  • Kenya charges four men with aiding shopping mall attackers 05-11-2013 10:38 AM

    A Kenyan court charged four Somali men on Monday with terrorist offences for helping al Qaeda-linked militants carry out an attack on a shopping mall in Nairobi that killed 67 people. Few details have emerged so far about the how the September attack was masterminded or how gunmen held off...
  • US issues alert for Uganda amid reports of 'Kenya mall' style attack 19-10-2013 08:42 AM

    Kampala: Uganda heightened its "terror" alert to maximum on Friday for the first time since bombings in 2010 that killed 79 people, given domestic and US intelligence indications of a possibly imminent attack by Islamist militants, a police spokesman said. Uganda recalled security staff from leave and deployed thousands of...
  • Kenya: CCTV footage of how gunmen sprayed bullets during mall attack 18-10-2013 01:24 PM

    At least 67 people were killed during a horrific four day mall attack in Kenya in September. The CCTV footage shows the horror of what went on inside - how gunmen sprayed bullets while casually speaking on their cell phones. ...
  • Afghanistan call for support from cricket nations 05-10-2013 06:42 PM

    Islamabad: Afghanistan qualified for the 2015 World Cup despite getting little help from Asian cricketing nations apart from Pakistan, according to a top official of the Afghanistan Cricket Board. Afghanistan defeated Kenya by seven wickets in a decisive qualifier on Friday, setting off mass celebrations in the country. But ACB...
  • Kenya mall attack: CCTV image shows armed gunmen at the supermarket 05-10-2013 11:36 AM

    Fresh CCTV images of the Nairobi's Westgate Mall released by the Kenyan military show five armed gunmen walking around the supermarket. At least 71 people including 4 Indians were killed in the deadly attack by Somali terror outfit- al Shabaab. ...
  • Church torched, one shot at in Kenya's Mombasa 04-10-2013 05:46 PM

    Nairobi: A church was torched and a protester shot at in Kenya's coastal city of Mombasa Friday in the wake of the killing of an influential Muslim cleric, Sheikh Ibrahim Rogo, and three others the previous day. Muslim youths set ablaze a Salvation Army church in Majengo, Mombasa, to protest...
  • Afghanistan thrash Kenya to seal World Cup berth 04-10-2013 04:18 PM

    Sharjah: Afghanistan were set a modest target of just 94 runs to reach their first World Cup on Friday after taking a stranglehold on their final qualifier against Kenya. The African side was bowled out for just 93 in the 44th over with Morris Ouma top-scoring with 39 while Rakep...
  • Afghanistan move closer to World Cup after beating Kenya 02-10-2013 11:55 PM

    Sharjah: Afghanistan moved to within just one victory of a place in the World Cup 2015 after beating Kenya by eight wickets in the first of two one-day internationals at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Wednesday. Kenya chose to bat but were skittled out for 89 runs in 37.5 overs, Hamid...
  • Kenya mall attack: Shopkeepers allege troops stole valuables while saving people 01-10-2013 10:57 AM

    Jewellery cases smashed. Mobile phones ripped from displays. Cash registers emptied. Alcohol stocks plundered. For the second time in two months, poorly paid Kenyan security forces that moved in to control an emergency are being accused of robbing the very property they were supposed to protect. First the troops were...
  • Afghanistan want direct passage to World Cup: Coach 30-09-2013 10:57 PM

    Afghanistan coach Kabir Khan is backing his team to clinch back-to-back wins over Kenya in Sharjah on Wednesday and Friday and seal direct qualification for a maiden outing at the World Cup. "It is very important for us to qualify directly, otherwise there would be extra pressure on the boys...
  • Afghanistan eye two-win passage to World Cup 30-09-2013 09:35 AM

    Afghanistan can reach the World Cup for the first time if they clinch back-to-back wins over Kenya in Sharjah on Wednesday and Friday. With 15 points from 12 matches, Afghanistan are currently in fourth place in the eight-team World Cricket League. Leaders Ireland, with 24 points, have already made sure...
  • Terrorists in Kenya mall used new tactic to spare some Muslims 29-09-2013 07:30 PM

    Nairobi: The turbaned gunmen who infiltrated Nairobi's Westgate mall arrived with a set of religious trivia questions. As terrified civilians hid in toilet stalls, behind mannequins, in ventilation shafts and underneath food court tables, the assailants began a high-stakes game of 20 Questions to separate Muslims from those they consider...
  • Wilson Kipsang smashes marathon record in Berlin win 29-09-2013 05:02 PM

    Kenyan Wilson Kipsang made the most of the notoriously flat and fast Berlin streets to smash the marathon world record by 15 seconds en route to taking the title on Sunday. The 31-year-old Kipsang clocked a time of two hours, three minutes and 23 seconds to better the previous mark...
  • Indian-origin man killed in Kenya attack while saving children: report 28-09-2013 07:06 PM

    London: An Indian-origin Briton was among those killed in the terror attack on a mall in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi after he offered himself as a hostage to save a group of children. London-born Mitul Shah, 38, a marketing executive at Bidco Oil, an east African cooking oil company,...
  • Kenya widens mall attack probe, alert for UK 'White Widow' 27-09-2013 10:04 AM

    Nairobi:Interpol issued a wanted persons alert at Kenya's request on Thursday for a British woman who has been cited by British police as a possible suspect in the attack on a Nairobi shopping mall that killed at least 72 people. The alert was issued as Kenyan police broadened the investigation...
  • Kenya mall attack fallout: Security stepped up in malls, places of worship in India 27-09-2013 09:14 AM

    New Delhi: Security has been beefed up in cities across India in the wake of recent terror attack in a mall in Nairobi, Kenya. Over 60 people lost their lives. The police have stepped up security in malls and places of worship as a precautionary measure. In the backdrop of...
  • After Westgate mall, al-Shabaab group attacks Kenyan border town 26-09-2013 02:21 PM

    The same extremist group that took over a Nairobi mall attacked a security post near the Somali border on Thursday and killed two police officers, while promising the violence would continue until Kenyan troops were withdrawn from Somalia. The leader of the Somalia-based al-Shabaab, Ahmed Godane Shaykh Mukhtar Abu Zubayr,...
  • Kenya mall attack: Another Indian among those killed 26-09-2013 08:37 AM

    Jyotibala Dharmesh Vaya, from Junagadh Gujarat, was on Wednesday identified as a fourth Indian among the 61 killed in the Nairobi mall terror attack by Islamist terrorists. The external affairs ministry spokesperson tweeted that Vaya was a long term resident of Kenya. The terror attack on Westgate Shopping Mall by...
  • The Last Word: What are the critical lessons from Nairobi that India needs to urgently learn? 25-09-2013 10:30 PM

    Over 60 people including four Indians have died in the terror attack at an upscale shopping mall in Kenya's capital Nairobi. An al-Qaeda linked militant group Al Shabab has claimed the responsibility for the incident. ...
  • Kenya mall attack: Arrested Briton "not significant" to probe 25-09-2013 08:23 PM

    A British national arrested in Nairobi is "not of significant interest" to the investigation into the mall siege that killed at least 72 people, Britain's top diplomat in Kenya said on Wednesday. The Foreign Office in London confirmed the comment by British High Commissioner Christian Turner, which had appeared on...
  • Kenya mall attack: Body of Sudarshan to be brought to Bangalore on Sep 26 25-09-2013 07:27 AM

    The body of Bangalore businessman Sudarshan B Nagraj, who was shot dead in Kenya's Westgate Mall terror attack, will be brought to the city on September 26, according to the victim's elder brother. "The 50-year-old's body will arrive on Thursday morning," Sudarshan's elder brother Ram Prasad told PTI. Prasad said...
  • Kenyan mall siege over: President 24-09-2013 11:42 PM

    Four days after terrorists siege to an upscale mall in the Kenyan capital city the bloodbath ended on Tuesday leaving 72 people dead, as President Uhuru Kenyatta announced the multi-agency team had defeated the attackers and "that part has been completed". In a televised national address, Kenyatta said five terrorists...
  • Kenya mall siege over, attackers defeated, says President Uhuru Kenyatta 24-09-2013 11:00 PM

    Nairobi:President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Tuesday that Kenya had defeated the militants who had attacked a Nairobi shopping mall and held out there for four days. The raid killed at least 67 civilians and security personnel, with more bodies still to be recovered. Five militants were killed and 11 were...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 24-09-2013 09:32 PM

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  • Kenya mall attack: Al-Shabaab claims it is still holding hostages 24-09-2013 02:40 PM

    The terrorist group that attacked a Nairobi mall and killed at least 60 people says it is still holding hostages alive inside and that its fighters are "still holding their ground." The Twitter messages posted on Tuesday by the al-Qaeda-linked rebel group al-Shabaab came after Kenyan government assurances of success...